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Singer Honey Singh is seen at a wedding function in Bandra, Mumbai Oct. 18. (Manav Manglani photo)
My Songs Don’t Demean Women: Honey Singh
Rapper Honey Singh says his songs are not intended to demean women and claims that if a boy sang them to his own daughter, he would have no problem with it.
    Sonu Nigam.
    Sonu Nigam Sings with BJP’s Nitin Gadkari
    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nitin Gadkari, a self-confessed Sonu Nigam fan, Dec. 4 revealed his musical side as he sang “Tujhse Naraaz Nahi Zindagi” from “Masoom” with the singer at an event here on the day of the Delhi Assembly elections.
      Pakistani Sufi singer Abida Parveen, seen during a media event for television reality show “Sur-Kshetra” in Mumbai Aug. 30, 2012, is slated to perform at the Jammu Festival, which begins Dec. 25. (Getty Images)
      Musical Stalwarts to Perform at Jammu Festival
      World-renowned santoor player Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma, Pakistani singer Abida Parveen, the Wadali Brothers and Sabri Brothers will be performing during the Jammu Festival, set to begin Dec. 25 in the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir.
        Singer Sonu Nigam performs at “Bollyboom” in Noida Nov. 24. (Facebook photo)
        Fans Groove at World’s First Bollywood Electro Music Festival
        Film music fans thronged Noida’s Wave City Center Nov. 24 for “Bollyboom,” the world’s first-ever Bollywood Electro Music Festival, organized by Percept Live, presented by Kingfisher Premium, powered by Tata Nano and in partnership with Showman Entertainment.
          Singer Lata Mangeshkar is seen at the Yash Chopra Memorial Awards in Mumbai Oct. 19. (Manav Manglani photo)
          Lata Mangeshkar Questions Gov’t Notice on Property Sale
          Noted playback singer Lata Mangeshkar has moved the Bombay High Court challenging a notice issued to her Jan. 4 this year by a state body saying that she had to obtain permission before selling any immovable property on her land in Kolhapur.
            (From l-r) Pankaj Udhas, Anup Jalota, Entertainment Global Director Bina Aziz and Talat Aziz unveil “Music Mania.”
            Ghazal Maestros Announce Music Venture
            Three non-film music maestros — Anup Jalota, Pankaj Udhas and Talat Aziz, announced their musical venture “Music Mania,” in which they come together for the first time to announce their one-of-a-kind music club.
              Ghazal singer Talat Aziz is seen at the launch of “BollyBoom,” a Bollywood electro music festival, at Hype in Mumbai in October.
              Singer Talat Aziz to Host Ghazal Show on Radio
              Ghazal singer Talat Aziz is all set to host a radio show where he would be sharing memorable experiences of his life apart from playing some melodies.
                Bombay Jayashri.
                I Felt Bad When Adele Won the Oscar: Bombay Jayashri
                Carnatic singer Bombay Jayashri says she was disheartened when British soul singer Adele beat her and took home the Oscar for Best Original Song at the Academy Awards this year.
                  Aalaap Raju. (Facebook photo)
                  Singer Aalaap Raju Notches Up Another Musical Hit
                  Popular playback singer Aalaap Raju has added another feather to his musical cap with the official teaser of “Vaan Engum Nee Minna” from the upcoming Tamil movie “Endrendrum Punnagai” making waves on the music circuit besides topping the iTunes India charts.
                    Kailash Kher.
                    Kailash Kher Creates Special Song on Sachin Tendulkar
                    Singer Kailash Kher has come up with a special song called “Sachin Anthem” to pay his tribute to the “master blaster” Sachin Tendulkar, who would bid adieu to cricket after his 200th test match against the West Indies from Nov. 14 to 18.
                      (From l-r) Surya Mantha of Saregama, Talat Aziz, Anup Jalota, Pankaj Udhas, Amitabh Bachchan, Sumeet Tappoo and Adarsh Gupta of Saregama are seen at the launch event of ghazal album “Destiny” in Mumbai Nov. 5.
                      Amitabh Bachchan Launches Ghazal Album ‘Destiny’
                      Amitabh Bachchan launched “Destiny,” a ghazal album released by Saregama and featuring Pankaj Udhas, Anup Jalota, Talat Aziz and Sumeet Tappoo.
                        Actress Hema Malini is seen with Pandit Jasraj during the launch of her devotional album “Soundaryalahari” in Mumbai Oct. 30.
                        Hema Malini Releases Debut Devotional Album
                        Pandit Jasraj and Swami Avadeshanad Giri Maharaj launched Hema Malini’s debut devotional album “Soundaryalahari” Oct. 30. The program began with the introduction of “Soundaryalahari” in the voice of Amitabh Bachchan.
                          Pakistani singer Adnan Sami, seen with his wife Roya Faryabi at Rakesh Roshan’s birthday bash in Mumbai Sept. 6, has been granted a visa extension by the Ministry of Home Affairs. (Manav Manglani photo)
                          Adnan Sami Gets Three-Month Visa Extension
                          Pakistani singer-composer Adnan Sami, whose Indian visa expired last week, has been granted a three-month extension by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), a senior police official said Oct. 17.
                            Pakistani singer Adnan Sami, seen at Sharad Pawar’s iftaar party in Mumbai July 26, has been asked to explain his reasons for overstaying his visa in India, according to Mumbai police. (Manav Manglani photo)
                            Adnan Sami Issued Notice for Visa Violation
                            Pakistani musician Adnan Sami was Oct. 15 issued a notice by the Mumbai police for overstaying in India after his visa expired earlier in October.
                              (From l-r) Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor are seen in a still from the song “Chal Hand Uthaake Naache” from their film “Besharam.”
                              Music to My Ears: Reviews of ‘Besharam,’ ‘Krrish 3,’ ‘Boss’ and More
                              When the film goes wrong, everything about it goes wonky. The only song from the “Besharam” soundtrack that remains in memory is “Dil Ka Jo Haal Hai” (Abhijeet-Shreya Ghoshal).

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